Work-based Community Partnerships

  • At D.C. Everest, our goal is to ensure all students attain the academic, career and life skills they need to face the challenges — and embrace the opportunities — of the 21st Century. Collaborative partnerships with community members, businesses and organizations play a critical role in helping us accomplish that goal by helping us build ties between our schools, families, alumni and the community at large that broaden hands-on learning and career exploration opportunities available to our students. 

    Our community partners play a vital role in providing students with a variety of opportunities:

    • Career Fair: Staff a booth or meet with a group of students to share career information, advice on pursuing a career, career knowledge needed, and career roles and responsibilities. (2-6 hours)
    • Committee Member: Participate in a variety of workforce development and education preparatory committees. (2-40 hours)
    • Company Tour: Host a tour of facilities and operations highlighting careers within organization, a typical day, student opportunities, or a curricular connection to a specific topic. (1-2 hours)
    • Competition Judge: Judge presentations or competitions and provide constructive feedback regarding student mastery of targeted competencies. (2-8 hours)
    • Guest Speaker/Lunch N Learn: Visit a classroom to talk to students about a job, business or industry, personal journey, job duties and responsibilities, skills & knowledge needed, or a specific curricular topic. (30-60 minutes p/class)
    • Internship: Paid/Unpaid experiential learning combining knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. (45+ hours)
    • Job Shadows (Individual/Group Experiences): Provide an opportunity for students to observe, discuss and participate in daily routines and activities of a particular job. (2-8 hours)
    • Mentor/Coach: Provides support, guidance, motivation, and assistance to students as they explore careers and/or project-based work. This may occur in face-to-face, virtual or a combination. Unpaid, includes observation. (2-15 hours)
    • Mock/Video Interview: Provide students with constructive feedback regarding their interviewing style and how they responded to interview questions. (1-2 hours)
    • Professional Learning Opportunities for Educators: Provide summer learning opportunities to help staff increase the relevance between what is taught in the classroom and how students will use that knowledge in their future careers. (undetermined hours)
    • Resume Development: Review resumes and provide constructive feedback to students. (1-2 hours)
    • School-Based Enterprise: Help prepare students for the transition from school to work or post-secondary education by providing work experience, typically run within school building. (2-15 hours)
    • Volunteer Time Off: Participate in school organized volunteer experiences acting as a chaperone and/or providing leadership to students under the direction of the D.C. Everest Volunteer Coordinator.
    • Work Exploration/Community Connections: Short term work placements to support students with special needs with their transition into adult life. Job supports can be provided by the school or school sponsored outside agency. (3-6 months)

    If your organization would like to explore the benefits of partnering with D.C. Everest, please contact:

    • Community Service and Mentoring: Jenn Golbach, Room 322, Ext. 4326
    • School-Based Enterprise: Aaron Hoffman, Room 120, Ext. 4120
    • Internships and Job Shadowing: Rose Matthiae, Room 322, Ext. 4250
    • Youth Apprenticeships: Rose Matthiae and Aaron Hoffman
    • For Students with Disabilities: Julie Weller, Ext. 1253

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